we are happy to draw your attention to the Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, which this year will take place at our home base, here in Edinburgh, from June 8th to June 10th.
The conference, which recently announced its call for papers, picked a rather intriguing primary theme for this edition: ‘Creatures of the Night: Mythologies of the Otherworld and Its Denizens’. Papers may also also include Myth, State and Nationalism, as well as ‘free topic’ submissions.
Further information will be posted regarding locations nearer the time.
‘Purifying the kingship: the first six reigns in the Shahnameh in the light of Indo-European comparative modelling’
Wednesday February 1, 2017
G.02, 19 George Square (Middle Eastern Studies)
17.30-19.00 (17.45-18.45 then questions)
‘The Sound of Creation: The Parallels between Old Norse Cosmogony and Eschatology’
The Meadows Lecture Theatre (School of Classics)
Jan 18 2017 16.00-18.00 (16.30-17.30 then questions)
Please note that the 2016 Subscriptions options are now live. Please see the Subscription page for full information.
The AGM of the Traditional Cosmology Society will be held on 8 August 2016, at 19.00. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
‘The Astrological Worldview’
Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick
Thursday 3 December 2015
Main Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art (Old Building)
Start time: 5.00pm
Astrology – the correlation of events and movements in the heavens with events and qualities on earth – has been practised by every major civilisation since time immemorial and despite being banished from Western mainstream culture in the late seventeenth century it still flourishes today, albeit as a marginalised practice. This talk will investigate the secret of astrology’s tenacity and explore the astrological worldview, demonstrating how it has been used over the years and some of its present day applications.